Author Archive: Vygantas
Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.
If you’ve been following Firefox OS for a while and want to know how exactly it’s doing in the pre-market then we have some good and not so good news for you.
The good news: ZTE Open, a Firefox OS phone (with 512MB storage, 1 GHZ SoC and 256MB RAM) has been listed on eBay for $80 and has since sold out over the weekend. What about the not so good part? Turns out, there were only around 1000 phones for the US and another 1000 for the UK market, whick makes it a mere 2000 sales. But hey, it’s a start.
No ETA yet.
Despite rebooting its mobile platform and focusing on Android and iOS, it looks like Windows Phone users weren’t forgotten.
Guys at WPHub have inquired Opera Software about the possibility of Opera Mini / Mobile for WP and got the following answer:
We are aware that a lot of Windows phone users like you would like to have an Opera browser on their phones. The engineering team at Opera has this on their list.We will announce it as soon as it is ready
First it was Chrome, then Firefox. Now, it looks like Opera too has decided to update their logo and boy does it look familiar.
Considering that Opera 15 is a fresh start for the company, we’d prefer something fresh yet recognizable. Maybe something like these:
It’s finally happening, the day we’ve been all waiting for…
Remember the days when you went to your friend’s house to fix the computer only to see dozens of weird toolbars blocking the view? So does Yahoo.
Yesterday, the Internet giant has revealed a new version of its toolbar (for the US), which allows users to quickly access all the Yahoo services as well as connect other social networks, such as Facebook and Thumblr.
Evolution, not revolution.
As if Android release wasn’t enough, Mozilla has also pushed the Beta version of Firefox 24 for the PCs. However, despite sharing the same version number, these two releases are far from identical, in fact, it’s quite the opposite.
While Firefox 24 for Android included some neat features, the desktop version looks like a maintenance release. How so? Just look at the changelog, it’s pretty uneventful:
Good news for all you Firefox users out there as Mozilla has just released the Beta version of Firefox 24, which packs some new features.
Following the desktop web browsers, Firefox 24 has enabled the WebRTC API by default. In addition to that, you can now share tabs using NFC, which sounds pretty awesome. Among other features that are worth mentioning is a Night mode, giving people that love to read at night something to be thankful for.
That’s not all though, here’s a full Firefox 24 Beta changelog:
It seems like the release of PirateBrowser has made quite a splash in the tech community.
According to the recent report, the anti-censorship browser by ThePirateBay has been downloaded over 100,000 times and that’s just in the last 72 hours.
For those interested in the PirateBrowser, it should be noted that it only combats censorship and does not actually make the Internet experience fully anonymous.
Now here’s something awesome.
If you don’t feel like entering your real email or phone number when signing up with some (especially dodgy) web site, then MaskMe is the extension you’ve been waiting for.
Here’s how it works:
When you install the add-on and signup on any new website, it will allow you to generate “fake email” address, which then will forward confirmation link (or any other information) to your real inbox. The result? You real email address won’t be sold to email marketers and when you do start receiving spam, you can delete the fake one at any time.
No innovation, move along.
If you are using an ISP that blocks things that shouldn’t be blocked in the first place, then PirateBrowser might very well be one of the web browsers to consider.
What is PirateBrowser anyway? Basically, it’s nothing more than just a bundle (Firefox 23 and a Tor client), although The Pirate Bay also said to have included some proxy configuration to speed things up. That’s pretty much it. Also, at least for now it’s Windows only, with Mac and Linux versions coming later.